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Wedding Cakes Ideas From Around The World

Updated on March 22, 2011

Wedding Cakes Galore!

I love weddings. I recently got married and was scouring the internet for a one-stop list of amazing ideas for wedding cakes.

I had dreamed of an autumn wedding because it's my favorite season, but I had a summer wedding because I needed to save on costs, (weddings are expensive!!). I still fulfilled my autumn-theme through my wedding cake. I chose a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese icing. It was heavenly! Guests who initially frowned upon the idea, ended up leaving with leftover containers of the cake and said they spent the evening eating it in their hotel rooms while watching tv. It was a major success!

Below are some other options that my inspire you on your upcoming wedding. Or, if you just enjoy cake - here's a list to make your mouth water!

Amazing Wedding Cake Ideas

French Croquembouche Wedding Cake
French Croquembouche Wedding Cake
Detail of a French Croquembouche Wedding Cake
Detail of a French Croquembouche Wedding Cake
Tin Cone for molding a Croquembouche cake
Tin Cone for molding a Croquembouche cake

Wedding Cakes from Around the World!

Croquembouche is the traditional wedding cake of France. It is made of little cream puff balls stacked to form what looks like a Christmas tree. Each little ball is filled with a cream center, either in vanilla or chocolate (though I bet some pastry chefs could do just about any flavor), then it's held together with a web of caramel or sometimes chocolate. It looks unique and classy. Many brides that are on the minimalist side of d├ęcor (think an orchid for a bridal bouquet), are fond of this type of cake because it's unusual and very upscale-looking.

Positives: Super Unique. If you're not in France, you'll be one of the only bride's with a cake like this. And, your pastry chef will love the challenge!

Negatives: Only one I can think of - It's hard to cut. Though, maybe on your wedding day, you could just yank a cream puff out and share it with your groom.

Italian Wedding Cakes

Tirimisu Cake LOADED with Rum
Tirimisu Cake LOADED with Rum
Torta-Mimosa
Torta-Mimosa
Mille Foglie Fruttini
Mille Foglie Fruttini
Torta Chantilly Cake
Torta Chantilly Cake
Torta Diplomatica
Torta Diplomatica
Honore' Cake - very elegant!
Honore' Cake - very elegant!
Torta d'frutta cake - delicious served chilled!
Torta d'frutta cake - delicious served chilled!

Italian Wedding Cake

Though sugar almonds are sometimes given in place of a wedding cake in Italy, why waste calories on sugar almonds when you can have a rum drenched cake? Most traditional Italian wedding cakes have fluffy, light cream for an icing along with lady fingers that are soaked in rum. (Think tiramisu cake).

There are a number of Italian Wedding Cakes that come in a variety of flavors. In my quest for Italian cakes, there actually was no Tiramisu cake listed. I have a feeling that it is an American creation (and a really good creation!). Here is a partial list:

TORTA MIMOSA ALLA BAVARESE: A sponge cake filled with rich Bavarian cream and accented with vanilla flavoring

CROSTATA DI FRUTTA: Beautiful fruit tart where the colorful fruit slices are set on a rich vanilla cream base. Great for summer weddings and should be chilled.

MILLE FOGLIE: Chantilly cream inside of puff pastries. I haven't had this, but imagine it to be a simpler version of the French wedding cake, less the caramel.

TORTA CHANTILLY: This is a light fluffy cake; sponge cake with chantilly cream and topped off with white chocolate shavings.

DIPLOMATICA: This is like a mix of all the best Italian cakes. It starts with a puff pastry base, then a layer of sponge cake topped with either vanilla or chantilly cream.

ST. HONORE': Again, a layered confection that consists of a puff pastry, sponge cake, cream puffs and topped off with chantilly cream.


Traditional English Wedding Cake

For now, I will leave you with the traditional English Wedding Cake, which is a fruit cake. To most Americans, it sounds kind of gross. We think hard, jelly-like cake that is never eaten during Christmastime. However, I am here to testify to one of the best cakes I've ever eaten (and I'm a chocolate person!!).

Consider a rum-soaked pound cake filled with nuts and dried fruits (figs, cherries and raisins), which can even be altered to chunks of pineapple or pumpkin if you're adventurous. Then, layer the cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting.

It's a beautiful, hearty cake that is great with tea the next day! It's a great tradition and fares well with winter weddings. Some people will even glaze the top of the cake with chocolate to add another dimension to it.


Traditional English Fruit Cake

Fruit cakes are GREAT for winter weddings...hearty, beautiful and FESTIVE!
Fruit cakes are GREAT for winter weddings...hearty, beautiful and FESTIVE!

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    • emilynemchick profile image

      Emily Nemchick 

      4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      These look amazing. I'm English and got married in America - all my American guests hated the English wedding cake my dad brought over from the UK! I loved it though, so it didn't matter.

    • EllenDean profile imageAUTHOR

      EllenDean 

      7 years ago from Austin

      Hi kids-toy-box,

      WOW...Chocolate truffles...that sounds divine!! I can't imagine a wedding cake that could be any more decadent than that! I think having an international cake would certainly be more memorable than the typical white cake we always see. Most wedding guests don't remember wedding cakes. And, your idea of truffles (my favorite!) puts them all to shame!

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      kids-toy-box 

      7 years ago

      How interesting! I always assumed cake is just cake...Great to know how wedding cakes are created in different countires. The Croquembouche id definitely a favorite-very contemporary feel to it...I'd love to have made with chocolate truffles instead of pastry.

    • EllenDean profile imageAUTHOR

      EllenDean 

      7 years ago from Austin

      Denise, Thank you for stopping by. And, thank you so much for the warm welcome! Ah, October weddings...my favorite! Maybe I'll have to renew my vows someday and have autumn leaves instead of rose petals down the isle....Imagine centerpieces made out of jack-o-lanterns...So many ideas come to mind!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a cool hub ! (partially b/c I love food so much, LOL) No, it is unique and interesting. Thanks. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Welcome to hubpages. BTW--wonderful, mouthwatering photos as well.

      PS Congratulations on your recent nuptials. My g.f. also wanted a fall wedding. She was married in Oct. It was a beautiful wedding.

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